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Assume the Classical Playing Position

Before you begin learning classical technique, it’s important to learn the proper way to sit and hold the guitar.

Video. Lessons. Classical. Early Intermediate.

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Learn to Play "Silent Night"

Get into the holiday spirit by playing the first eight bars of “Silent Night” in today’s excerpt from Christmas Songs from Beginning Guitar.

Audio. Songs. Classical. Beginner.

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Play the Spanish Classical Song "Bolero"

Give your set a Spanish flair with the flamenco-inspired classical guitar piece "Bolero."

Video. Songs. Classical. Advanced.


25th Anniversary Issue

In this 25th anniversary special section, Acoustic Guitar explores the world of acoustic music from every angle: the most influential acoustic-guitar players; the most significant moments in acoustic-music history; and more. The sections are divided into lists of 25, to celebrate the 25 years AG has been your guide to the acoustic guitar.


30 Under 30 part 1

30 Great Guitarists Under 30

Young, talented, daring, and even brash, a new generation of guitarists is making its mark and helping to transform the way the instrument is being played around the world. From flatpickers to fingerstylists, classical virtuosos to self-taught YouTube sensations, AG has put together a sampling of 30 of the best new guitarists under the age of 30. If you haven’t heard these exceptional players tackle bluegrass, Bach, or the blues, visit iTunes or YouTube and get ready to be impressed.


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Roadside Americana: 50 States, 50 Must-Attend Events

State to state, America is alive with the sound of acoustic guitars, some of them in jingle-jangle mode, others flatpicking a rustic bluegrass tune, or sliding into a Delta-blues lament, or strumming behind a cowboy poet, or soaking in the swampy vibe of Louisiana bayou country, or maybe playing an intricate Bach rondo.

Put your (unplugged) pedal to the metal and experience roadside Americana for yourself.

Here’s your travel guide—50 states, 50 must-attend events.


Best Acoustic Albums of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we here at Acoustic Guitar have been going through all the new music we listened to this year, looking back on the releases we loved. Our editors and contributors were tasked with putting together their Top Five favorite albums of 2013. While it was hard for everyone in the office to limit themselves to only five albums, the lists we got showcased not only the great albums of the year, but also the wide spectrum of expression in the acoustic music world. Whether you like energetic bluegrass, doomy folk, timeless Americana, complex fingerstyle, soulful blues, or anything in-between, you're bound to find some of your favorites on these lists. And you might even discover something new, too!


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Acoustic-Electric Hybrid Nylon-Strings

In this feature, we review seven acoustic-electric nylon-string guitars from Alhambra, Córdoba, Godin, Hill, Martin, Takamine, and Taylor. These "hybrid" guitars are designed for players who are looking for classical sounds and steel-string guitar playability.


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Play Classical Guitar Now

For guitarists who haven’t devoted years into studying at the local conservatory, developing a classical guitar repertoire can seem like an impossible goal. In this series of articles, we’ll look at techniques and musical pieces accessible to guitarists regardless of skill level and musical background.

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